Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

A Michigan motor vehicle accident can be life-altering. David Christensen is an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who secures compensation for those harmed in a car crash.

 Who Is At Fault In Your Motor Vehicle Accident?

Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer in MichiganIn the state of Michigan, the no-fault insurance act – also known as the Michigan no-fault benefits – allows motor vehicle accident victims to receive certain benefits from their own insurance company when filing a claim after an auto accident.

Whether a fender-bender or serious crash, more than one motorist may be partially responsible for the motor vehicle accident, or all of the fault could rest with one driver. Fault is still an issue in your car crash, however, and there are different types of fault for causing an accident:

  • Recklessness – There are shades of grey when it comes to the definition of recklessness. The driver who exhibits recklessness or is charged with this behavior is believed to have known that their actions were likely to cause someone harm. While it could be said that driving while distracted or driving under the influence are examples of reckless behavior, there are some drivers who simply do not believe that their use of a handheld device or their indulging in too much alcohol could be dangerous to themselves or the drivers with whom they share the road.
  • Negligence – Negligence is one of the most common types of personal injury claims when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. There are any number of matters that could fit into the negligence category, from distracted driving to driving while intoxicated to careless driving. By standard definition, negligence should include violating the rules of the road and thus causing harm to someone else, like ignoring the speed limit, failing to yield, or running a red light. Teen drivers often fall into the negligent category because of their inexperience and poor choices on the road.
  • Intent – Sadly, there are some drivers who intentionally or willfully act to harm another driver, or even a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist. These acts can vary, but could include swerving on purpose or even hitting someone with their vehicle in an attempt to make them wreck or cause an injury or accident.
  • Strict liability – Regardless of fault, strict liability means one person is held responsible for the harm caused by a motor vehicle accident.

Preventing Motor Vehicle Fatalities

Over 90 people die every day in a motor vehicle accident, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These deaths are preventable by avoiding dangerous driving habits and observing the following safety measures:

  • Always wear a seatbelt on every trip, whether you are behind the wheel or in the passenger seat or in the back seat.
  • Properly buckle children into the appropriate child safety seat, booster seat, or seat belt for their age, height, and weight.
  • Obey speed limits.
  • Avoid distracted driving and lock away smartphones or other handheld devices.
  • Never drive while drowsy and always pull over when drowsy or do not get behind the wheel at all.
  • Never drive while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, and do not get into a motor vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver.

Why You Should Consult a Michigan Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

A Michigan motor vehicle accident requires the support, advice, and legal expertise of an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer. David Christensen has served thousands of motor vehicle accident victims over his decades-long career, securing generous compensation for people who have suffered injuries, been unable to work, or had their personal or professional life affected negatively by their motor vehicle accident. A car crash can be permanently life-altering, particularly for sufferers of severe traumatic brain injuries. As your Michigan motor vehicle accident lawyer, Mr. Christensen will demand fair compensation for your pain and suffering.


Everyone at Christensen Law was extremely friendly and very easy to work with. Whenever I had a question, they took the time to talk with me and explained everything thoroughly. They were also very quick to return phone calls. I would definitely recommend Christensen Law to anyone in need of a personal injury lawyer.

I suffered Traumatic Brain Injury when struck by a vehicle while walking. My recovery was a long uphill battle; I had little energy to expend on daily routines and even LESS on caring for my home and life. I wondered how I could continue into the future with the difficulties I faced.

I handed the baton off to David and Sarah of Christensen Law. They resolved the unique challenges of my case while buffering me from the opposing side’s onslaught. The case concluded successfully and to my satisfaction with minimal effort on my part.

To ease the burden of the load you carry, make the decision on your legal team today. You’re in the right place – all you have to do now is make the call.

Overall a professional, great team. Everyone knew me and my case. When I left a message, I got a quick reply. Sarah made me feel comfortable going into a courtroom, where I never had been before. Both David and Sarah are very knowledgeable with legal issues. I trusted everyone and am a satisfied client.

V. Watkins

I never knew attorneys could be so accessible and kind. They fought for me all the way to the end. They had to take my case to trial and they won me a great settlement. Now I have a secure future.


HH, Davison

I was treated very nicely and professionally with a lot of consideration and compassion for my disabilities suffered in a horrible car accident. Mr. Christensen and Sarah Stempky made sure I understood what was happening with my case and that everything was pulled together.

LG, Stockbridge

As an accident victim I had to have my leg amputated and I was in bad shape overall. David Christensen was a light in that experience. I ended up with an entire home modification to accommodate my disabilities. It was a very stubborn insurance company but David wouldn’t take no for an answer.

CB, Milford

If I had questions or worries Dave would address them with me because he knows what he is doing. I think the world of him. I felt he went above and beyond to turn a really bad situation around. I have hope now where before I felt powerless and miniscule and that these big insurance companies were just going to railroad me.

DT, Jackson

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